Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

Axle Shaft, Bearing & Seal

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
For removing axle shaft bearing and oil seal of right side drive shaft assembly, drain differential gear oil.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove front half shaft assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove suspension strut assembly if applicable.
  6.  
  7. Remove left drive shaft if working on left side by using tire lever or tapping with rubber hammer.
  8.  
  9. Remove drive shaft oil seal, using plain screwdriver.
  10.  
  11. Remove retaining clip
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  13. Remove axle shaft bearing, using slide hammer.

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    Fig. Axle housing, bearing, retaining clip, and seal

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To install:

  1. Install axle shaft bearing.
  2.  
  3. Install retaining clip.
  4.  
  5. Install axle shaft oil seal onto drive shaft case of axle housing.

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    Fig. Bearing installation



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    Fig. Axle shaft seal installation 2.5L-2.7L engines

  6.  
  7. Install left drive shaft if removed.
  8.  
  9. Install half shaft assembly.
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  11. Install strut assembly if removed.
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  13. Fill specified differential gear oil into differential case to specified level
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